FPMFIM407 - Evaluate feed intake and feeding management systems

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This unit of competency examines feeding management systems used within feedlot production. It is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge required to evaluate ration, and animal and environmental factors which influence feed intake. 

Whilst there are no mandatory entry requirements for this unit, it applies to personnel interested or involved in the feedlot industry. This unit may be studied individually or as part of the overall 10148NAT - Certificate IV in Feedlot Production (Feeding Management) qualification. The detail below sets out the key components studied within this unit to assist in understanding the effect of feed intake.


  • Feed selection

  • Ration characteristics

  • Animal characteristics

  • Environment

  • Feed intake assessment

  • Manure assessment

  • Cattle feeding behaviour

  • Feed bins

  • Bunks

  • Bunk management systems 


To assist you in deciding if you are ready for study at this level:

  • Feed intake drives feedlot profitability. Do you want to understand how to improve feed intake?

  • Are you looking to sharpen your knowledge and understanding of feeding management systems; their role and function

  • Are you self-motivated? Do you have a range of study skills and tools to direct your study? Organising your study time, so as to prioritise your workload, will allow you to get the most out of your studies and meet your assessment deadlines.


Study will involve a range of reading, calculations and written response. You are required to have literacy levels equivalent to a successful completion of Year 10 English and Mathematics. 


Resources Required 

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access seventyWest online systems and a computer with up to date software, including Microsoft office. You will also require a valid and appropriate email address and personal stationery (pen and paper).


seventyWest will provide the relevant learning resources (workbooks) for this course.  

Anticipated Unit Cost

Price: $390.00 (GST inc) per person.

Course Duration

This unit is delivered in both self-paced online study or blended delivery mode (which comprises of online study and workshop format)..


The duration of the training is 127 hours (typically 1.5 to 2.5 months).


Custom group training is available with delivery details negotiated with each employer.

Course Award

On successful completion, students will be awarded a:

  • Statement of Attainment in FPMFIM407 Evaluate feed intake and feeding management systems, if completing as a single unit only, OR

  • 10148NAT - Certificate IV in Feedlot Production (Feeding Management), if completed as part of the full qualification

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